UBC study finds fish species shifting to the north because of climate change

Climate change has been forcing fish to head north in search of cooler seas for nearly four decades, according to newly published research. In paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, a University of British Columbia scientist said global fisheries are being increasingly dominated by warm-water species, which will cause major changes in the industry. “We expect to see a change in the fishery’s catch,” said William Cheung. “The fishing industry will have to adapt to change in the new species.” continued

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